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Old 10-25-2011, 06:08 AM   #1
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Angry Wi-Fi with Mandriva


As a Newbie to Linux, I can't get enough of it. I recently change from Ubuntu to Mandriva 2011. I loved it until I got to the point of setting up the Wi-Fi with my BT Router. I have had no previous problems with Ubuntu. It was just a question of locating the icon for the router, and typing in the wireless key, and hey, it worked. I have done the same thing with Mandriva 2011. It locates signal, along with others in the area, and although I type in the wireless key, it comes up with 'log-in failed' message. I have checked that the security level is correct - WPA/WPA2, and there is not much else I can check. The settings for the router remain the same as for previous, and they worked fine with Ubuntu. Has anyone else had this problem?
 
Old 10-25-2011, 06:59 AM   #2
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What network manager does Mandriva use?

For general ideas: make sure the passkey is exactly correct, make sure any other options you need are set correctly.

I'm not sure what network manager you're on so I don't know exactly what kind of options you have to work with.

If all else fails you could try a different network manager like wicd, which I have never had an issue with connecting to WPA1/2 networks. Or handle it with the command line via WPA_supplicant.
 
Old 10-26-2011, 04:26 AM   #3
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No Wi-Fi with Mandriva

Thanks Jenni for your reply. Well, I shut down the computer, and after asking for help, I re-booted it, and hey, it now works. I know that this can often be the case with things like this, but I'd already given up in disgust a couple of times previously, and a re-boot did not do the trick. Anyway, it seems okay now, but I don't know why.

Thanks for your interest anyway

Davidicus
 
Old 10-26-2011, 06:48 AM   #4
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Thanks Jenni for your reply. Well, I shut down the computer, and after asking for help, I re-booted it, and hey, it now works. I know that this can often be the case with things like this, but I'd already given up in disgust a couple of times previously, and a re-boot did not do the trick. Anyway, it seems okay now, but I don't know why.

Thanks for your interest anyway

Davidicus
Huh that's odd, well hope it keeps working. Good luck.
 
  


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